I am a university student majoring in Medicine.
I'm already in my last year in the university so hopefully i'll be a doctor next year
Two years from now, i'll have my internship duty for the government in order to get my license as a doctor.
Afterwhich, if everything turned out okay, I'll then apply to a US hospital for my residency abroad in the neurosurgery department.
When i finish my residency, i want to get a green card so that i can live in the US for a much longer time.
Ultimately, i'll come back to japan to spend the rest of my life in my home country.
[ I want practice medicine in US because in Japan, it's difficult for a doctor to balance his career life and his personal and family life.
Most of the time, the practice eats up most of a japanese doctor's time, leaving very little to none at all for family.
In fact, my attending physician once told me that i wont be able to see my son's sleeping face until the neurosurgery residency is finish.
According to statistics, a japanese doctor works for about 100 hours a week. That's 14 hours per day of work.
And actually, the intern and resident course are much more severe.
Furthermore, residency in neurosurgery is the most severe specialty.
Because of the circumstances that i've mentioned above, a lot of japanese doctors tend to get divorced then remarry a nurse because such people understand the lifestyle of a doctor.
Non-health worker spouses develop jealousy because of suspecting their partner of flirting with hospital workers such as nurses.
I have heard from some that the working environment and salary in US of a neurosurgeon is much better compared to Japan.
In fact, the sad truth in my country is that despite the pressure and difficulty of being a neurosurgeon, it only gets the same salary with other medical specialties.
A doctor who has more hard and responsible work should get high salary, I think.
I want to pronounce the funny Japanese doctor institution compared to the other country for Japanese doctor.
And want to change the working environment in Janan in the future.